So, Who Says What's Kinky?

Yes the weekend you are your play partner are at might be labeled a marquis kinky event. Yes, you might frequent Fetlife or shop in stores known for their adult toys (I have been lucky to hit one’s in London, NYC, L.A. and San Francisco-strictly for research purposes of course); you might even spend time with people who read Von Gutenberg magazine or you have turned-on a few folks to our pages; you might brag about a wardrobe that competes with our couture line, found here.

But rest assured, no matter how much you play, ruminate over or share some time with like-minded folk, nobody but nobody has a clear definition of what kinky really is.

And that’s the way it should be; one’s man meat is another’s poison and all that. If playing airline pilot and stewardess is your thing, then have it, just don’t try and convince me that this is the apogee of kinky then I’m into wearing my Jackboots everywhere and get-off on making my lover smell the sweaty socks I wear with them. I double-dog dare you to convince me that you have the clear objective definition of what kinky is, because I assure you you don’t.

Von Gutenberg is a decidedly lifestyle fetish magazine, more often than not showcasing latex and leather but you will see by our articles or all the kinky events we list on our Fantasy Event List that we include as many interests and happenings as we come in contact with and are always on the look-out for more.

From the mild to the wild it is up to you to determine which, if either works in your life and your specific definition of both.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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So You Want To Flirt?

If you’re looking to flirt I double-dog dare you to find a better two-page article about this ancient art of interpersonal play then Erik and my “Flirt Tips-From Flirt To Sex…In One Night?” in issue number 6 of Von Gutenberg magazine (see it’s not all just about the latex and the girls!). We run the gambit in our suggestions from ‘Stimulate their mind: Inspire for more’ ‘Imitating: To copy what he or she is “doing”’ and the ever dangerous but oh-so-effective ‘Flirt with others: Seek out your intended’s friends’.

According to the almighty Wikipedia flirting is “…a playful, romantic, or sexual overture by one person to another subtly indicating an interest in a deeper relationship with the other person, and can involve verbal communication as well as body language.” I just know it is a damn well fun way to spend one’s time and might lead to a little bumpy-bumpy at the end of the night if one plays their cards right and keeps to our rules.

The way Erik and I see it, Cosmo and Vogue can dispense their top ten lists like “How To Be His Wild Harlot In Bed” and the “5 Things Men Really Wish You’d Do With Your Mouth” so why can’t we offer our own Von Gutenberg advice, lists and questionnaires, as we did so in issue 5 with our “How Kinky Are You?” test? We view Von Gutenberg magazine, as much as we do all the various sites, like our kinky event listing Fantasy Event List and everywhere else within the brand as maintaining a high marquis water-mark in the lifestyle and want to entertain, inform and always maintain a dialogue with you our close friends and loyal readers.

So pick up issue #6 here http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop, get your flirting groove on and thank Erik and I when you’re not knee-deep in more dates then you know what to do with!

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Velda Lauder rocks again

Bex low res_2VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE recommends Velda Lauder!

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael & Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; 
tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.  She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles & New York. 
‘Gothikka’ is our new power mesh and lycra collection of ‘Corset Complements’, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.
 
we Love Velda! “Erik von Gutenberg”

Velda Lauder rocks again

Bex low res_2VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE recommends Velda Lauder!

Velda Lauder is the much acclaimed Corsetiere to stars including Dita Von Teese, The Sugarbabes, Sarah Brightman, George Michael & Robbie Williams. Velda has been the Corsetiere of choice for the Victoriaʼs Secret TV catwalk show for the last 3 years; 
tightlacing Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller and Karolina Kurkova into incredible corset creations.  She has recently worked with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, Swarovski and Courtney Love on one-off commissioned pieces and remains an International press favourite for her work with Burlesque and Performance Artists in London, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles & New York. 
‘Gothikka’ is our new power mesh and lycra collection of ‘Corset Complements’, to enhance and put the finishing touch to the corset wearing experience. We have fitted and corseted hundreds, if not thousands, of women and have received numerous requests for items to complement and enhance the hour glass look. This new collection includes Shrugs , Gloves, Sheer and Satin Under-Tops to perfectly frame your greatest assets. Plus cute and comfortable Bloomers, stunning Suspender Girdles and floor length, flowing, ultra feminine, power mesh Skirts, all of which enhance the hips and thighs.
 
we Love Velda! “Erik von Gutenberg”

Mission Control NEW YEAR'S EVE Launch Party

Erik von Gutenberg recommends Mission Control in San Francisco.

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Brave New Explorers, Bohemians and Lovers….

Excitement is building here at Mission Control as we plot and scheme your perfect New Years Eve! Prepare yourselves for some interactive happenings, wacky performance art, and a whole lotta space age spectacle

NEW YEARS EVE DETAILS
Thursday December 31st, 9pm til late
@ Mission Control | 2519 Mission, SF 94110
Tix: $35 Advance | $40 at the door

http://www.kinkysalon.com

Mission Control NEW YEAR'S EVE Launch Party

Erik von Gutenberg recommends Mission Control in San Francisco.

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Brave New Explorers, Bohemians and Lovers….

Excitement is building here at Mission Control as we plot and scheme your perfect New Years Eve! Prepare yourselves for some interactive happenings, wacky performance art, and a whole lotta space age spectacle

NEW YEARS EVE DETAILS
Thursday December 31st, 9pm til late
@ Mission Control | 2519 Mission, SF 94110
Tix: $35 Advance | $40 at the door

http://www.kinkysalon.com

Von Gutenbergfetishweekend March 2010

FetishWeekendShopCartErik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the first Fetish Weekend in San Francisco hosted by the VON GUTENBERG Magazine together with Mister & Madame S! March 11,12 and 13 we will be in San Francisco having fun, dressing up and meeting old friends and making new ones!

Thursday Night we will celebrate a Fantasy Night in the supperclub with dinner and awesome performances. All visitors of the last 2 balls know the supperclub and the outstanding nights we had!

We will do it again!

After dinner we will dance and play until 2am with DJ Netik and DJ Shatter from local Bondage a GOGO!

Friday Night in the DNA lounge we will see outstanding burlesque together with great Latex performances! It will be a night of Electric Erotic Tension and Outstanding Outfits! The local Hubba Hubba Burlesque team belongs to the top performers in the country, showing burlesque at a high level week after week in San Francisco and Oakland.

Saturday Night we will have the Fetish Ball Night, dress to impress! Latex, Bondage and Erotic Outfits will be everywhere, dress to impress – dresscode strictly enforced!

More Info: www.vongutenbergfetishball.com

tickets: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/home.php?cat=250

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Von Gutenbergfetishweekend March 2010

FetishWeekendShopCartErik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the first Fetish Weekend in San Francisco hosted by the VON GUTENBERG Magazine together with Mister & Madame S! March 11,12 and 13 we will be in San Francisco having fun, dressing up and meeting old friends and making new ones!

Thursday Night we will celebrate a Fantasy Night in the supperclub with dinner and awesome performances. All visitors of the last 2 balls know the supperclub and the outstanding nights we had!

We will do it again!

After dinner we will dance and play until 2am with DJ Netik and DJ Shatter from local Bondage a GOGO!

Friday Night in the DNA lounge we will see outstanding burlesque together with great Latex performances! It will be a night of Electric Erotic Tension and Outstanding Outfits! The local Hubba Hubba Burlesque team belongs to the top performers in the country, showing burlesque at a high level week after week in San Francisco and Oakland.

Saturday Night we will have the Fetish Ball Night, dress to impress! Latex, Bondage and Erotic Outfits will be everywhere, dress to impress – dresscode strictly enforced!

More Info: www.vongutenbergfetishball.com

tickets: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/home.php?cat=250

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Marquis Fetish Ball Returns

ba-fetish_0500377283Marquis Fetish Ball Returns July 18, 9pm supper club, San Francisco 9pm

Violet Blue: The world’s premiere name in fetish-fashion culture brings upscale, debauched couture to SF

Legendary German magazine, Marquis, (marquis.de, NSFW) has whipped up a hot blend of sex, sensuality, rubber fetishes, global couture stylings, talented erotic performers, and beautiful models for over a decade. A visit to its Web site (marquisfetishball.com, NSFW) or blog (vongutenbergblog.com, NSFW) does not disappoint, but like the high price of the magazine itself, the community is member-only gated to lovingly preserve the passion for fetish fashion and culture in all its playful, dark mystique, bizarre fantasies, and far-end-of-the-sexual-fetish-pool obsessions.

Fetish fashion at its most extreme heights, combines couture and sexualized styles that would make Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs’ fantasies seem trite. And that’s only part of what makes fetish so fascinating — and hot. In recent years, fetish fashion has become more and more accessible, is more readily seen on catwalks and Hollywood films, and has increasing mainstream appeal. Until recently, Marquis was only available in certain adults-only stores — now, you can now find it at Borders. Fetish has landed in middle America, so it’s only fitting that the Marquis Fetish Ball kicks up its ponygirl hooves and high, rubberized heels in San Francisco for a night.

This weekend, the Marquis Fetish Ball will bring all the glamour and outrageous sexuality of fetish to San Francisco for one night of debauchery, performances, and amazing outfits. Let’s just say that if you are allergic to latex, you might want to avoid SOMA’s Supperclub on Saturday night. I’ve seen Marquis Magazine for sale in exclusive outlets since I was old enough to enter such establishments, so when I had a chance meeting with Mr. Marquis himself, Erik von Gutenberg, two weeks ago at Kink.com, I not only enjoyed the scent of his stunning rubber t-shirt and pants (so understated in black), I was excited to meet the man behind the empire. His graciousness, high, happy energy, sparkling eyes and enthusiasm for all things fetish was an exciting surprise. And to my delight, Erik took a minute to answer a few questions about the Marquis empire, and this weekend’s not-to-be-missed, outlandish fetish event.

Violet Blue: What are the fetish dress themes we might see at the Ball, and which is the most unusual you’ve ever seen?

Erik von Gutenberg: This Saturday, we will get some amazing outfits for body and mind which will be very close to the most unusual I have seen. We will see on stage extraordinarily beautiful fashion, and amazing models, which will be in stunning outfits, designed from the best couture designers nationwide. Then you will have the guys from seriousbondage.com who will have never-before-seen heavy latex and bondage gear on, which will be mind-blowing and simply great! As for themes, we will see different themes from ponyplay, to nurse uniforms or rubber military… and more.

VB: What inspired you to create the event, and what kind of atmosphere does the Marquis Fetish Ball aspire to?

EvG: Fetish is a deep desire and also a lifestyle for me. I like the material and the simple beauty of people and the desires that inspire them to develop their fantasies and think way outside of the fashion box. I want to see that kind of freedom and those events again in San Francisco after a long time of not having a fetish ball in town. The atmosphere will be to encourage everyone to simply enjoy themselves, and enjoy others, and be visually and spiritually charged with what will be happening around them.

This is the first Marquis Fetish Ball in the US and we have done many in the past in Europe, so we want also to bring this European spirit with us to the party.

VB: Marquis Magazine is now in the US and even nationwide in Borders bookstores — how do you see Marquis developing in the US and where will you guys develop your “signature” in the US?

EvG: Marquis America will be moving our brand much closer to the American customer. We are printing the magazine now here in the US and we are working very close with the German headquarters to cover the US fetish scene, as well as the scene in Europe.

Marquis America with (myself) Erik von Gutenberg heading it, will be all about fashion moving forward, latex and rubber and hot designs — as well as offering the latest and most current fetish news nationwide on our blog (vongutenbergblog.com, NSFW).

VB: What can attendees to this year’s San Francisco Ball expect to see?

EvG: Hot latex, sexy girls, stunning outfits, amazing performances, and fetish fashion shows with never-before-seen designs from Black Liquorish Latex Design and Antiseptic Fashion — and great house, trance, and industrial music with DJ Netik. It will be emceed by New York’s renowned designer and event presentrix The Baroness (thebaroness.com) and a live bondage performance by international fetish superstar Midori (planetmidori.com). There will also be live casting to find models for Marquis America and the Marquis Fetish Blog, an aerial performance by Evacide, live drawings by Suzanne Rachel Forbes — plus theme rooms, a midnight raffle, and much more.

The MARQUIS Fetish Ball (marquisfetishball.com) will be Saturday, July 18, at Supperclub — 657 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets for the MARQUIS Fetish Ball are $45 at door, available online. General Admission: $30 | VIP tickets $65: includes access to VIP salon, bar menu until midnight, private drawing session with Suzanne Forbes, your own complimentary copies of Marquis 44 & 45. | Tickets available at Stockroom.com (NSFW), Dark Garden Corsetry and Mister S Leather (mr-s-leather.com, NSFW) in San Francisco $35 until July 1, $45 up to event. Fetish attire is required.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2009/07/16/violetblue0716.DTL#ixzz0LXoeryNs